BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Dr. Toby C. Chai is an urologist and the Chief of Urology at BMC, and Chair of the Department of Urology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Chai has published more than 150 papers, reviews, and medical texts, and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Urology and on the editorial board for the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology. He is an expert in the treatment of urinary incontinence and urinary tract reconstructive surgery and has received multiple prestigious national urologic awards including the American Urological Association’s Victor Politano Award and Distinguished Service Award; the Zimskind Award and Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction; and the Continence Champion Award from the National Association for Continence.

Dr. Chai received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in urology at University of Michigan Medical Center and a fellowship at University of Virginia. He is a trustee of the American Board of Urology.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Urinary incontinence, urinary tract reconstructive surgery

  • Pronouns

  • Contact

  • Primary Location

    1 Boston Medical Center Pl
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Administrative Title

    Professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Urology, University of Michigan Health System, 1989-1994
  • Fellowship

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship, AFUD Research Scholar, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1995-1997
  • Education

    Indiana University School of Medicine, 1989
  • Board Certifications

    Urology, Urogynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Urology
  • Research Interests

    Urinary incontinence